Reports To : Senior Project Leader
About Hamad bin Khalifa University :
Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, is an emerging world-
class teaching and research university that is building its foundation upon unique collaborations with best local and international institutions.
Located in Education City, , HBKU enjoys close proximity with partner research institutions and faculty from Georgetown, Northwestern, Carnegie Mellon, Texas A&M, Cornell, and Virginia Commonwealth University.
HBKU delivers world-class research-based undergraduate and graduate programs through its College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Islamic Studies, College of Science and Engineering, Law School, and College of Public Health.
It also provides unparalleled opportunities for funding research and scholarship through its research institutes, and its Center of Executive Education delivers customized programs for the business community of Qatar and the region, in line with Qatar National Vision 2030.
About The College of Humanities and Social Sciences :
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences was recently established with a vision to enrich society, by providing transformative educational experiences that bridge disciplinary boundaries, and by offering the academic community opportunities to engage in innovative research and collaboration.
The college achieves its mission through recruiting and retaining the finest faculty and researchers, enrolling and graduating high caliber students and promoting a supportive environment for faculty and student research and through offering the following programs :
Master of Arts in Translation Studies (MATS)- since 2012
Master of Arts in Audiovisual Translation (MAAT)- since 2014
Master of Arts in Women, Society and Development (MAWSD)- launched in 2017
Master of Arts in Digital Humanities and Societies (MADHS)- launched in 2017
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Hamad bin Khalifa University invites applications for an position to Lead the planning and execution of various communication activities in coordination with HBKU Communications to promote the college’s programs and initiatives, and improve the college’s image.
Key Result Areas :
Oversee the development and implementation of CHSS communications sub strategy in line with the overall University Communications strategy
Responsible for monitoring CHSS internal and external communications materials in coordination with HBKU communication
Work with cross functional & technical teams and utilize available resources to research and measure CHSS’s media coverage, industry trends, and best practices to continuously improve CHSS’ image
Maintain positive relationships between CHSS and the public and mass media, including marketing campaigns, press releases, brochures, website and social media content among other print and electronic media channels
Develop content for various communications channels and purposes in accordance to the communications procedures and brand guidelines
Draft, edit and deliver communication programs and projects including marketing and PR messages in Arabic and English
Draft, edit, proofread, and revise marketing, press material, and publications content, including press releases, white papers, executive bios, newsletters, web / social media content, and speaking proposals
Copyedit, proofread, and revise translated communication messages by CHSS’s and TII’s Translation and Training Center’s translation team
Review and approve translated communication material originated by marketing and PR to ensure that the meaning, tone, and flair of the original message was adequately captured
Conduct media outreach campaigns, develop story ideas, prepare briefing materials for CHSS artworks, media interviews, press releases, and public events in coordination with HBKU Communications
Initiate research media coverage and industry trends an develop fresh story ideas
Develop communication project briefs and maintain the college events calendar
Coordinate with CHSS management and HBKU Communications on developing processes, procedures, process optimization, technology and tools that enable CHSS to achieve its goals.
Act as a liaison and key focal point between CHSS and HBKU communication, and communication vendors for all assigned communication programs and projects
Coordinate press releases, social media, website content and other Marketing and PR-related material with an insight and flair for tailoring of original or translated messages so it has the highest and most positive impact on wide range of audience (locally, regionally, internationally)
Create workflows to deliver projects on-time, within budget, and at the highest quality standard
Other tasks as assigned by supervisor
Key Qualifications :
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field & 2-5 years of relevant full-time work experience in communication / marketing, preferably in higher education institutes
Experience in proofreading and copyediting in English and Arabic, including managing a team of professionals, vendors, and a large portfolio of services and clients
Must demonstrate significant knowledge in the communication field and reasonable knowledge of GCC dialects in general and local dialect & vocabulary in particular.
Outstanding communication, interpersonal, negotiation, and presentation skills
Good understanding of various marketing activities, methods and tools used in educational institutions and how they are best deployed in a multi-
cultural and international environment.
Excellent writing skills with the ability to draft and edit a variety of written reports and communications and to articulate ideas clearly and concisely
Proficiency in graphic designing, and design tools MS Office applications
Fluency in English and Standard Modern Arabic